Gerry Turpin

Gerry Turpin is an Mbabaram Traditional Owner with familial links to Tableland Yidinjii, Ngadjon and Kuku Thaypan. Gerry works as an ethnobotanist with Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation.(DSITI), and has been with the department for about 30 years. Gerry is currently managing the Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre (TIEC), an Indigenous driven initiative, established to engage, support, and build capacity of Traditional Owner groups in north Queensland to record and utilise Indigenous ethno-biological and ethno-ecological knowledge for cultural use on country. TIEC is housed within the The Australian Tropical Herbarium (ATH) at James Cook university, Cairns. Prior to this role, Gerry has carried out Regional Ecosystem Mapping and Vegetation Surveys in the Channel Country in far south-west Queensland over several years.